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Today's News

  • Jan. 4, 2009: Our readers write

    Senators not redeemed

    It is still my contention that Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell are not honorable men.

    The Jim Bunning Foundation, a charity set up by Sen. Bunning, has paid him as the sole paid employee $180,000 while donating $136,435. His church has received the most of any group receiving donations from this charity. Guess that gets him out of tithing.

  • A Bit of Fiction

    By MARTY FINLEY

    The curtains billowed in midair as the pale light drifted into the room, an iridescent sun dripping tentacles over the morose atmosphere of downtown.

    The room was bathed in dust, and smoke drifted off the counter tops like battalions marching rigidly into battle. She lay strewn in place, a perfect mess, counting semicircles on her open palm as she recited a poem she had read years ago. The couch creaked under her weight, due more to its old age than her large form.

  • The thrill of the hunt

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Some women in the area follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers, but not in the ways you might think. These women hunt.

    Whether to relieve stress, put food on the table and secure a link to their forefathers, hunting for these Hardin County women is a way of life and, well, they enjoy it.

  • One person’s trash ....

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Of all the things she took to Treasure Hunters Roadshow — foreign coins, watches, costume jewelry — it was the broken and scrap jewelry that netted Meshell Labaun of Hodgenville the bulk of the $207.25 check she walked away with. “I think I did pretty good,” Labaun said. Robert Bedford of R

  • Willmoth sees adjustments necessary in 2009

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — With 2009 well under way, Mayor David Willmoth sees plenty of work ahead and says the city must adapt to withstand obstacles lobbed by the state shortfall and national recession, while preparing itself for the emergence of BRAC Willmoth is also hopeful that some federal funding could reach Kentucky and filter down for city

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central's Fritts blossoms in senior season (1/12)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com CECILIA — Attaching the word potential to young athletes can be a dangerous combination. Although it’s done with the best intentions, it puts undue pressure on a young athlete to perform. Central Hardin senior Kaitie Fritts knows what it’s like.

  • Jan. 11 editorial: Care for caretakers

    THE ISSUE: Grandparent parents

    OUR VIEW: Many need help

    Grandparents who late in life take on the role as parents to their grandkids too often are unrecognized, undervalued and overlooked.

  • Jan. 5, 2009: Our readers write

    Tanker traditions

    I have enjoyed the letters  and columns about the Armor School’s exit to Fort Benning. As an old tanker, I agree with Col. Quinn.

    As a tanker, my M.O.S. was 1T95. I wore with pride our tankers jacket with our Armor Patrols, having tank commanders such as Master Sgt. Ernest R. Koumo — a Medal of Honor winner — who stood reveille on Brooks Field and retreat at 1700 hours as an old Brown Boat soldier, an Army so full of pride you didn’t dare say one word against the U.S. Army.

  • Guthrie appointed to Transportation, Education

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie’s appointment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee could help the Hardin County area cope with the growth expected to accompany the Fort Knox realignment. The first-term Republican, who serves Kentucky’s 2nd District, said he plans to explore any opportunity to make sure

  • Ask the Expert

    By DONNY GILL

    Happy New Year from the Hardin County Health Center.

    This is the time of year that many of us make and then, unfortunately, break resolutions. Hopefully, the information in this column will help you keep your resolutions and become a healthier person.

    Perhaps the most popular goal that people set for themselves this time of year is to quit smoking, for obvious reasons.